Medieval Heritage of the Balkans: Institutions and Culture

Project Director

Danica Popović, PhD

Project Team

Valentina Živković, PhD
Žarko Vujošević, MA
Marka Tomić-Đurić, MA

Ognjen Krešić, MA
Aleksanar Fotić, PhD
Tomislav Jovanović, PhD
Smilja Marjanović-Dušanić, PhD
Branislav Cvetković, PhD
Vesna Milanović, MA
Nebojša Porčić, PhD
Ognjen Krešić, MA

Research encompasses several topics relating to the institutions, culture and art of medieval Serbia.
A. Institutions of state and church: 1. Power and identity. Political iconography in medieval Serbia; 2. Christians in the Ottoman empire in the 15th to 18th centuries. The status, manner of functioning and role of the Orthodox church within the Ottoman empire; 3. Anchoretic monasticism in medieval Serbia. The solitary way of life as parallel with and alternative to coenobitic monasticism.
B. Literature: 1. Works of medieval Serbian writers and Old Serbian translations; 2. Areopagitic writings in medieval Serbian theology.
C. Culture and art: 1. Fresco programmes and iconography in the narthexes of 13th-century Serbian churches; 2. Art and society in late medieval and Renaissance Kotor (art, spirituality, culture and social structures in Kotor in the 14th to 16th centuries).